I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Columbia University and a member of the Data Science Institute. I use causal inference and machine learning methods to conduct research on urban inequality, violence, and public health. My work has been published in the American Sociological Review, Child Development, Demography, the Journal of Urban Economics, and the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, among other peer-reviewed journals. Findings from my research have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Bloomberg. I received my PhD in Sociology from New York University in 2019, a Master’s in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2014, and a BS in Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia in 2004. Before graduate school, I was a firefighter at Barcelona Fire Department from 2007 to 2011. In my free time, I enjoy cycling, hiking, and running.
• 02-2021: My article “Using Machine Learning to Estimate the Effect of Racial Segregation on COVID-19 Mortality in the United States” has been published at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
• 07-2020: I started as an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Columbia University.
• 01-2020: My article “Crime and Inequality in Academic Achievement Across School Districts in the United States” has been published in Demography.
• 07-2019: I started as a postdoctoral researcher at Columbia University’s Data Science Institute.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021
Eastern Economic Journal, 2020 (with Ingrid Ellen)
Journal of Housing Economics, 2019 (with Ingrid Ellen and Michael Suher)
Housing Policy Debate, 2019 (with Ingrid Ellen)
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2018 (with Laia Balcells)
Child Development, 2018 (with Jennifer Heissel, Patrick Sharkey, Kathryn Grant, and Emma Adam)
American Sociological Review, 2017 (with Patrick Sharkey and Delaram Takyar)
Journal of Urban Economics, 2017 (with Patrick Sharkey)